Staff Publications

Evaluation for the Anthropocene: Global environmental perspectives

January 2020

Evaluation Matters - He Take Tō Te Aromatawai Online First
New Zealand Council for Educational Research 2019

Author: Juha I. Uitto, GEF Independent Evaluation Office

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A Joint Evaluation With Lessons for the Sustainable Development Goals Era: The Joint GEF-UNDP Evaluation of the Small Grants Programme

September 2019


  • Carlo Carugi, GEF Independent Evaluation Office
  • Heather Bryant, UN Development Programme



Local, National, Global: Evaluative Evidence of Scaling Up the SDGs

April 2019


Juha Uitto*, Global Environment Facility

Indran Naidoo*, United Nations Development Programme

Background and Introduction

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Improving International Development Evaluation through Geospatial Data and Analysis

October 2018

International Journal of Geospatial and Environmental Research
Volume 5
Number 2: New Data for Geospatial Research

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Guidance on Evaluating Institutional Gender Mainstreaming

August 2018

This Guidance is the culmination of the collaborative efforts of UNEG members and was developed by the UNEG ‘Human Rights and Gender Equality Working Group'. The following members have in particular provided substantive contribution throughout the development of the Guidance: Sabrina Evangelista, Messay Tassew and Silke Hofer (UN Women), Laurence Reichel & Matthew Varghese (UNICEF), Sabas Monroy (OHCHR), Natalie Raaber (UNFPA), Pascale Reinke-Schreiber (UNODC), Dawit Habtemariam (WFP), and Anna Viggh (GEF).

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UN Environment OurPlanet Magazine

September 2017

Juha I. Uitto, Director of the Independent Evaluation Office of the GEF, published an article for a special GEF issue of UNEP magazine OurPlanet. The article gives an overview of the preliminary findings of the Sixth Comprehensive Evaluation of the GEF (OPS6). 


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Evaluating Climate Change Action for Sustainable Development

December 2016

Evaluating Climate Change Action for Sustainable Development

Editors: Uitto, Juha Ilari, Puri, Jyotsna, van den Berg, Rob D. (Eds.)

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Evaluating Carbon Sequestration

September 2016

The article Evaluating Carbon Sequestration by Geeta Batra and Juha I Uitto discusses how projects underway to restore deforestation and land degradation are difficult in quanitifying success, calling for a new multidisciplinary analytical approach.

The Environment-poverty Nexus in Evaluation: Implications for the Sustainable Development Goals

June 2016

The article by Juha Uitto in the Global Policy in 2016 focuses on approaches to evaluate the nexus between environment and poverty in international development where issues of environmental conservation and management meet the social and economic development needs. Based on a review of evaluation literature and practical evaluation experience, the article draws lessons for evaluating sustainable development and suggests implications for evaluating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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